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Researcher of Edna Purviance (Charlie Chaplin's leading lady) since 1998. Released the first book about Charlie Chaplin's lost film production The Sea Gull "A Woman the Sea" starring Edna Purviance. Film directed by Josef von Sternberg.
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Edna Purviance October Surprise!

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 11:28am 0 Comments

A new contest has been started at for Edna's October Birthday! You can find the details and links here.

Meanwhile, working on more research for Edna's biography and beginning the draft for the book. No date for release yet, but continue to work on it, in my free time. The book will feature her family and cover her life from before her birth in 1895 until after her death in… Continue

The Charlie Chaplin International Conference 2010

Posted on January 24, 2010 at 4:27pm 0 Comments

October 28-30, 2010 - Charlie Chaplin in the Heartland - Ohio University Zanesville - Ohio - I will be a presenter at the Charlie Chaplin International Conference. More details to come at Edna's sites and Edna's Place Blog.

The Sea Gull (Third Revised Edition) re-launch February 2010

Posted on January 24, 2010 at 1:54pm 1 Comment

If you have followed Edna's blog and/or website, you would know we had some problems with our printer for The Sea Gull. In simple terms, they 'disappeared' from helping us with orders.

Since December, we have been working with a new printing company for The Sea Gull. We received our new proof book on Friday and everything checked out. We are now re-stocking books and will re-launch the sale of The Sea Gull in February.

This edition is the Third Revised Edition. The second… Continue

Latest at Edna's!

Posted on November 2, 2009 at 11:52am 0 Comments

Quick update of current events at Edna's!

Because of work, I don't get in here often, but a few updates:

First, I have delayed the drawing for a poster drawing for Edna's October 21st Birthday. The drawing will be held November 4th. If you like to have a chance to win, please join the others entries at this link.

Second, the delay in the drawing was due to a… Continue

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At 11:53am on November 2, 2009, Linda said…
Added my first blog post here. See the blog!
At 7:34pm on August 10, 2009, Tina H. said…
Thanks for joining America's Sweetheart:Mary Pickford
At 3:10pm on August 8, 2009, Linda said…
Edna's Home site hit and past the 3 million page mark
On August 5, 2009, Edna's home site hit the milestone of over 3,000,000 (million) pages read. In the month of July 2009, alone, Edna had a record breaking month of 115,000 pages read. The first year I started Edna's site, it had 59,000 pages read for the whole year. Thanks to all of Edna's visitors, old and new!
At 12:02am on July 18, 2009, Tina H. said…
Thank you Linda.
At 3:21pm on July 17, 2009, Linda said…
PBS producer and documentary writer, John Schwally, has contacted us recently to be part of his new documentary about Franklin D. Roosevelt's secret air force during World War II.

Called FDR's Secret Air Force, the documentary covers the history of Pan America airlines involvement with the air force and secret air bases in South America. Edna's husband Jack Squire (John Squire) was part of this secret air force.

Some of Jack's personal films will be used in this documentary. (NOTE: NO FOOTAGE OF EDNA PURVIANCE WILL BE USED IN THE DOCUMENTARY.) But footage from Jack's commercial piloting days will be use as part of the narrative of the film.

More information at Edna's Place.
At 3:12pm on July 17, 2009, Linda said…
Edna was married only once and never had any children. You can learn more about her relatives at these links:


Information on Edna's discovered films by John 'Jack' Squire
At 10:43pm on July 16, 2009, Tina H. said…
Hi Linda, Can you tell me if Edna had children? Any living realatives? Thanks.
At 7:28pm on July 13, 2009, Tina H. said…
Your welcome Linda, glad you like it.
At 12:26pm on July 13, 2009, Linda said…
Santa Clarita public television memorial video featuring the late silent film organist Bob Mitchell. Mitchell died July 4, 2009 in the Los Angeles area. Link to video and more.
At 11:30am on July 13, 2009, Linda said…
While this does NOT involve Edna, Edna's husband John 'Jack' Squire will have a segment of his silent films from his piloting days (personal films Jack took himself in early 1940s), as part of a major documentary about World War II. Details to come...

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